Prawns & Egg Fried Rice – Happy Mother’s Day

Fried rice made by me is always a hit in Raksha’s Kitchen. This is something which I learnt from my Mom. My Mom has magic in her hands. Whatever she cooks always turns delicious and yummy. Not just us, but even relatives and friends love whatever my Mom cooks. My Mom has won a lot of prizes in cooking competitions.
Whenever I cook fried rice, I always try to get my dish to the same level as my Mom. But it always remains a level below. So is this fried rice which I learnt from my Mom.I prepare it exactly the same way as what my Mom does, but it does not turn as yummy as that. Still it’s a hit in my kitchen and it leaves my hubby and kid going nuts over this. My hubby says that the best prawn fried rice is what my dear wifey cooks.
Apart from this I have learnt a lot of things from my Mom. Right from cleanliness to healthy cooking. I feel that no matter how much educated we are, or how much we earn, finally the food that we cook and feed our family is all that matters and it gives immense satisfaction when people love what you cook. My Mom has always been my role model. A strong woman who has always stood up for her family and kids.
I am indebted to all that my Mom has given me. Her values, her care and love.  I know you feel proud now, that your daughter who never even stepped into the kitchen prior to marriage has mastered the art of cooking to some extent and is having her own blog. I know you don’t understand what a blog is, but when you hear about this from friends and relatives, you feel proud. This is all because of you Mom. You always brought out the best in me. You always encouraged me and taught me that I should always make use of my skills and creativity.
I love you Mumma. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

1 & 1/2 Cup Basmati Rice
2 Bay Leaves
2 Medium sized onions
5 Garlic pods
1/2 inch ginger
3 spring onions chopped
1/2 cup chopped spring onion greens
2 tsp soy sauce 
2 Eggs
2 tablespoon chili sauce
1/2 medium sized carrot
1/2 capsicum
1 non-veg Maggi cube
8-10 marinated prawns
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon oil for frying
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

For Marinating the prawns:
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp salt


Marinate the prawns by applying chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt and keep aside for 30 Min’s. 
Scrape the outer skin of the carrot and cut it into fine long slices.
Chop the capsicum into thin long slices.

Par boil the basmati rice in 10 cups water by adding bay leaves and a pinch of salt.
Also add 1 tsp oil to the boiling rice so that they don’t become sticky.
After the rice gets par-boiled, spread it on a colander/big strainer so the water drains out and let it dry for 20 Min’s.
Spread the cinnamon and pepper powder on it.

In a kadai/wok, add oil and fry onions and let them turn pinkish.
Then add the paste made out of garlic and ginger. Let it get fried for sometime.
Add the veges and fry for sometime. 
Chop the prawns into 2-3 pieces and add it to the kadai and fry.
After 8 Min’s, add the sauces and the Maggi cube and fry for 1 min.
Add salt and mix well.

Let it simmer for 5 minutes on low flame with the kadai being covered.

On the other gas, place a omelet tawa/griddle on low flame. Add 2 tsp oil to it and spread around.
Break the egg and spread it on the tawa. Add a pinch of salt. Scramble the egg.

Add this to the mixture in kadai and stir.

Once this is done add the cooked basmati rice and mix well ensuring that the rice grains does not break. Add coriander leaves and chopped spring onion greens.
Add butter and mix properly.
Switch off the gas and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve it with starter of your choice or with salad/raita.

Note: Finely chopped cabbage can be added while frying the veges.


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